Thursday, March 25, 2010

Books I’ve read this winter

This winter has been wonderful regarding good reads. I’ve taken the opportunity getting to know some ‘new’ authors and I haven’t been disappointed

Just finished R.A. Salvatore’s Dark Elf triloy – after a few chapters into the story I was in love with Drizzt and as the story went along there were more people
added to that list

The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop – I’m amazed her books aren’t filed as porn. Really! …and even so, the Black Jewesl series got me hooked good. When I read the first book in the series, Daughter of the Blood, the names cracked me up and had me giggling and snickering a lot. Saetan Deamon SaDiablo, High lord of Hell and his sons Deamon Sadi SaDiablo and Lucivar Yaslana SaDiablo who are pleasure slaves and Jeanelle Angelline, the little girl with unknown powers who gets adopted by The High Lord of Hell… as you can understand I almost put the books down, but there was something about the story and the characters and since I had been recommended the series, I read on and what do you know. Before I knew it had happened the characters had grown on me and I had to see where it all ended.

The Children of Húrin by Tolkien – not finished with this one yet…it was exactly the same with Silmarilion…so many names and dates it‘s like reading the bible. I’ll be going back to it and eventually I’ll finish it

The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks - Whoha! Loved the setting, the plot and luuuuuuuubed most of the characters. A real treat!

The Name of the Winds by Patrick Rothfus – I liked it. I didn’t fall in love with Kvothe, but I did develop a sort of motherly fondness for the boy and it was a refreshingly new twist to much of what I have read. Nice little surprise read.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – Damn, this was such a good and enjoyable read. I’ll be reading this one again I’m sure.

The Malazen Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson – This series was so much better than I had anticipated. The characters simply grew on me and whenever one of them died it had me in tears. It has a sense of humour that hits home with me immediately.

Rides a Dread Legion by Feist – I miss Nakor…don’t know what else to say

The Law of the Nines by Goodkind – Yes, I read it. Had to…and it’s not half bad, by all means…but anyone who tries to tell me that it has nothing to do with SoT is insulting my intelligence, because It has EVERYTHING to do with that series. It’s a modern Richard and Kahlan and we’ve read it all before…

Listening to Shadowmarch by Tad Williams at present – haven’t heard enough to have much of an opinion yet, but it doesn’t matter. I know I’ll be enjoying this

I've also read the last book in Stieg Larsson's Millenium series and watched all the movies. I warmly recommend this series and go watch the movie(s)too, I doubt you'll be disappointed. I've read the first one 'The girl with the dragon tattoo' is out with English subs now. I

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